Crantock Beach and Penpol Creek from Crantock

This nice circular walk is an alternative and shorter loop at high tide when it is impossible to walk along the Gannel Estuary. During this alternative path, you will discover Crantock Beach, the coastal path along the estuary and Penpol Creek before you go back using paths across fields.

Technical sheet
No. 4534510
A Crantock walk posted on 10/01/21 by charentimoy. Update : 11/01/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h20[?]
Distance Distance : 4.32km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 42m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 41m
Highest point Highest point : 59m
Lowest point Lowest point : 8m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Crantock
Starting point Starting point : N 50.401847° / W 5.109881°
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Crantock Beach, River Gannel and Pentire Points far away Crantock Beach at low tide River Gannel and the estuary at low tide Thatched house in Crantock

Description

Park your car in Crantock next to the roundabout in Water Lane car park.

(D/A) Head to the beautiful thatched house in Green Lane, go straight at the junction next to Sandbanks Holiday apartment and turn left to the private road following the public footpath signpost for 350 metres until you join the path.

(1) Continue until you reach the South West Coast path. At the junction signpost, turn right following Crantock Beach car park and walk along the beach and the dunes until the path reaches the car park.

(2) Go straight "Newquay Harbour" direction crossing over the road to the gate in front of you, go up the stairs and bear left (yellow arrow) towards "Gannel Estuary Walk, Penpol Creek 3/4m". Enjoy this stunning path which overlooks Gannel Estuary, Crantock Beach and East Pentire Headland on the opposite bank. You finally go through a gate which leads to a small road.

(3) Follow the coastal path signpost and turn left descending for 150 metres until you reach Penpol Creek. Head to the metallic gate in front of you, go through it and walk this track (can be wet and muddy!) for 300 metres until you reach a house. From this point, bear right to the public footpath to Crantock on your right.

(4) Past the gate, go down the path which leads to a new footbridge and, then an open field. In the field, the path is not well marked but go up diagonally right to the corner heading to the trees. Past the path in the grove, go again diagonally right across the field.

(5) Cross over Trevelveth Road and follow the path going across two other fields before you reach Vosporth Hill. Descend this road on you left leading to the roundabout in Crantock.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 38m - Crantock
1 : km 0.71 - alt. 25m - South West Coast Path
2 : km 1.25 - alt. 15m - Crantock Beach car park
3 : km 2.75 - alt. 13m - Penpol Creek
4 : km 3.22 - alt. 21m - New footbridge
5 : km 3.91 - alt. 59m - Trevelveth Road
D/A : km 4.32 - alt. 38m - Crantock

Useful Information

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